Universal Archibald's Adventures (by Rake in Grass)

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  1. ra88it

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    Yes, I've noticed that about the jetpack levels. And that's what I love about this game: great combination of arcade style agility and puzzle solving.

    But on level 11 of Fly Like Condor, it is not a matter of steady hands. There is a mechanical door in the upper left corner of the room where the professor starts. And it *always* closes before I can fly to it. There's a switch in the bottom right corner, but no matter how many times I flip the switch, I can never even come close to making it to the door in time. It seems like a glitch.

    Has anybody else noticed this? Is there a trick that I'm missing?
     
  2. estyst

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    spoiler: watch the colors of the background and fly by path
     
  3. shawn_10

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    too many platformer games already out and this one doesn't really look so great either
     
  4. don_k

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    Wrong! This is not plain platformer like Castle of Magic, it's Puzzle Platformer like Toki Tori. The controls are great and I actually love this game so much that I wish the devs would create an old-school platformer with the same engine and control scheme.

    Give the lite version a try, it has around 35 levels.
     
  5. ra88it

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    Hmmm.... I guess I'm a bit frustrated that I did not notice this... good puzzle though. I did notice that certain routes seemed to keep the door open longer. :rolleyes:

    Thanks for the tip. This is such a solid game...
     
  6. boovie

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    Thanks donkei! We have several ideas for archibald 2, but we have not yet decided to start working on the sequel, because right now two other games are under development and also we have many ideas for other games...too much work for our small team :)

    Regarding lite version, it includes exactly 40 levels, I think that's more than what many paid games have so it's really safe bet for everyone.
     
  7. don_k

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    Hey hey hey boovie, does that mean you're working on another platformer? I hope so!! :D:D

    The controls are really great and I really wish you guys could make some old-school platformer game with that engine. Just jumping, killing the bad guys, collecting power ups, etc. Or to give it a different flavour, maybe in Golden Axe / Prince of Persia style?
     
  8. boovie

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    Right now we are working on Crystal Cave platformer and Undercroft rpg, you can see some pictures in this thread http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=12896. Crystal Cave is a platformer, but it's a little different than Archibald, more about collecting diamons and solving puzzles than frantic action, so I'm not sure that is what you expect but I hope you will like it anyway :)
     
  9. estyst

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    Undercroft for iPhone? yay! :D

    when? (small font) will there be any betatests? (/small font) :D
     
  10. boovie

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    While the undercroft is running fine on my development iphone, there is still much work to do, mostly menu interfaces and loading times, so its hard to say when betatesting will be available. But don't worry, once we will be getting near to release/betatesting date, we won't forget to infom toucharcade users :)
     
  11. skyye06

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    On sale for 2.99 and 1.6 update out

    What's new
    - game progress can now be reset (but unlocked chapters stays accessible), can be used to play the game again from the beginning
    - OS 3.0 compatibility
     
  12. Kita

    Kita Well-Known Member

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    This is one of the best valued games on the app store right now and I've downloaded and purchased hundreds and hundreds of apps.
     
  13. wootbean

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    considering...
     
  14. pluto6

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    Should have got it a couple of weeks ago when it dropped to $0.99. One of the best adventure games out there IMHO. Lots of challenges.
     
  15. Squeaker

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    This is one of the must have titles for the idevice. Fun gameplay and lots of levels.
     
  16. wootbean

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    I did enjoy the lite version, I downloaded it for mac too and it turned out to be the same thing haha. I've gotten a whole bunch of games recently, I'm not sure how often I'll come back to this if I do pick it up
     
  17. Devilishly Good

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    on sale for $3.99
     
  18. BazookaTime

    BazookaTime Well-Known Member

    The price on this game has changed a few times. I picked it up at .99 but feel that it is worth more than that.
     
  19. boovie

    boovie Well-Known Member

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    I have just send new update of archibald's adventures to apple. The update adds 12 new levels to Just for fun chapter. We don't plan any more levels, so this will be probably the last update for this game. Hope you have had great time playing the game :)

    And one more thing - here is a little quiz - the following picture is one of the new levels, it is a tribute to one really really old classic game from 8-bit era. Does anybody recognize the game? :)
    [​IMG]
     
  20. Squeaker

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    Oh my, thanks for all the updates, this is one of my best loved idevice games.
     

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